A Whole New World

HartmanBaldwin is handling the pandemic one plan at a time

Bill Baldwin has spent 35 years working in the architecture and construction industry, building an impressive list of clients and projects through his company, HartmanBaldwin.       

But the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench into everyone’s lives and like the rest of the world, HartmanBaldwin is doing its best to cope.

“It’s incredible. It’s a brand-new world,” Baldwin says. “We have taken this challenge by the horns, stayed flexible and have adjusted to the new norm. We’re all working remotely and conducting virtual meetings now, even our initial consultations are conducted via FaceTime or Skype.”

This is the way HartmanBaldwin has always worked and it fits the culture to be flexible and adjust to changing times.

“People are stuck at home; they’re focused on their houses more and pondering future remodeling projects. That hasn’t stopped and more than ever folks want to get advice from professionals they can trust.”

HartmanBaldwin was founded in 1984. It all started as a fun way to pay the bills while at art school, but then fell in love with the craft.  “We were design/build from the very beginning and have stayed passionate about it,” Baldwin says. “We specialize in residential work, from large-scale remodels to custom build projects. We’ve done some commercial work, like museums and black-box theaters, but our primary focus is on residential projects.”

The Pasadena firm has been named one of the top three design/build firms in California and 15th out of 550 remodeling companies in the United States by Remodeling Magazine’s Big 550.

Along with these accomplishments, Baldwin is most proud of his team of talented and award-winning LEED-accredited architects, certified interior designers, project managers, craftsmen and artisans.

The hallmark of HartmanBaldwin is its culture of talented employees.

“We have proven to be a winning formula and it’s a key to our success,” he says. “I’m way happy to get up in the morning to work with everybody. Even during these difficult times, we try to stay connected and not only because of work. We do a morning Zoom call for everybody in the company now, just to check in. We talk about our families, latest show or movie recommendations and of course how we are navigating through these interesting times. Our connectivity to each other is such a huge part of who we are, and our culture is what makes folks want to work with us.”